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Poster: Jungle Jane Date: Aug 2, 2012 7:43am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: broken links MPEGS

Do you have a link you can give us that you think is broken so we can test it.

I always download MPEGS from here and have never had a problem. Matter of fact I just downloaded this in mpeg and it was fine.
http://archive.org/details/NancyDrewReporter720p1939

I've been using the archive for years and I can't ever remember finding a broken link.

Sounds like you have a problem on your end.

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Poster: slugs and urchins Date: Aug 2, 2012 1:47pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: broken links MPEGS

I tried http://ia701205.us.archive.org/23/items/LifeAndDeathOfColonelBlimp_the/Life_and_death_ofCol_blimp.mp4,http://ia600800.us.archive.org/31/items/TheSpanishCapeMystery1935/TheSpanishCapeMystery.m4v,http://ia601200.us.archive.org/34/items/Silver_Fleet_The/Silver_Fleet_The_.mp4,& http://ia601207.us.archive.org/32/items/TheGirlFromRio/The-Girl-From-Rio-1939_1.mp4 recently. There are many others but "Detour", "The Hitch Hiker", and many others like "DOA" work. I've already watched them several times.

The "girl from rio" worked but I had seen it before when it played so I didn't watch it.

The URL is loaded and the window sits there without ever connecting, nor will it connect when I try MPEGs in the Firefox browser, except in movies which have been uploaded for a long time (bandwidth?).

This happens whether I'm in Memphis, Santa Barbara, New Orleans, and on the road, and over many types of connections - cable, DSL, and even a connection at 56Kb in Memphis worked but I didn't wait two days to download, nor even overnight.

The Nancy drew link you provided is not a valid URL. A valid URL is http://ia700307.us.archive.org/12/items/nancy_drew_reporter/nancy_drew_reporter_512kb.mp4.

I tried this one and it does work, is downloading at this moment, but I won't watch it, I have no interest in the Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew...

It's the new post that won't load. If it's a bandwidth problem then I can wait until others have finished but the problem is so unpredictable that I have stopped using your site for the most part.

I've watched all the Film Noire and BBC TV stuff worth watching using MPEGs so I'd like to fix this. I work when online and watch the MPEGs before bed. The player provided needs to be connected and I don't always have wireless. Quicktime allows me to burn a disc if I want to.

Am trying "The Silver Fleet" again but so far no download!

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Poster: rabid47 Date: Aug 7, 2012 2:30pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: broken links MPEGS

@ slugs

Your valid link is invalid. The invalid link you pointed out seems to be working just fine. Maybe you have a problem with your browser, as well as your media player.

This post was modified by rabid47 on 2012-08-07 21:29:41

This post was modified by rabid47 on 2012-08-07 21:30:51

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Poster: Jungle Jane Date: Aug 2, 2012 6:38pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: broken links MPEGS

Down loaded all those files without any trouble.

Problem must be on your end.

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Poster: slugs and urchins Date: Aug 3, 2012 6:06am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: broken links MPEGS

yeah, well I tried another computer yesterday with a newer op system and got the same result, so much for your help, but thanks anyway.

This is a bandwidth problem with IA. But it's free so I don't expect it get better. Ever since Google took over books online the funding for IA has been absent.

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Poster: slugs and urchins Date: Aug 2, 2012 2:52pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: broken links MPEGS

nearly an hour later and http://ia700307.us.archive.org/12/items/nancy_drew_reporter/nancy_drew_reporter_512kb.mp4 has been downloaded while "the Silver Fleet" hasn't a single byte.

Still no interest in Nancy Drew though, as a test I knew that a movie like this would work, but not the newly uploaded stuff.

On IA TV there's a lot of "Bonanza" and stuff which downloads just fine but I didn't like "Bonanza" when it was broadcast.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Aug 7, 2012 4:13pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: broken links MPEGS

items get shuffled to different servers periodically and when they do server specific urls will break. to avoid this use the archival phrase arhcive.org/download to replace the serve specific phrase. so as an example:

http://ia601200.us.archive.org/34/items/Silver_Fleet_The/Silver_Fleet_The_.mp4 (server specific)

http://archive.org/download/Silver_Fleet_The/Silver_Fleet_The_.mp4

or if you'd rather, just use the identifier part of the phrase and go to the archive.org page at http://archive.org/details/Silver_Fleet_The

hope this helps.